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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Virginia

Ferrum College has the lowest graduation rate of 32% for academic year 2019-2020 in Virginia. Sweet Briar College is ranked second with 32% and Bluefield College follows them with 36%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have low graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the highest graduation rates in Virginia.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Virginia
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Ferrum College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFerrum, VA
32%50%49%
2Sweet Briar College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSweet Briar, VA
32%43%73%
3Bluefield College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBluefield, VA
36%9%51%
4Virginia Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRichmond, VA
36%17%68%
5Norfolk State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNorfolk, VA
39%19%70%
6Mary Baldwin University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStaunton, VA
42%-75%
7Virginia State University
Public, 4 or more yearsPetersburg, VA
46%20%66%
8Averett University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDanville, VA
50%30%63%
9Virginia Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVirginia Beach, VA
50%40%62%
10The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Public, 4 or more yearsWise, VA
52%7%72%
11Old Dominion University
Public, 4 or more yearsNorfolk, VA
53%27%79%
12Emory & Henry College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEmory, VA
54%18%74%
13Liberty University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
54%12%82%
14Marymount University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsArlington, VA
54%-72%
15Radford University
Public, 4 or more yearsRadford, VA
56%33%71%
16Randolph College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
56%22%65%
17Hampton University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHampton, VA
57%2%74%
18University of Lynchburg
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
57%14%79%
19Eastern Mennonite University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrisonburg, VA
60%28%70%
20Regent University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVirginia Beach, VA
61%-76%